LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced its Symbiq ™ and LifeCare ™ PCA infusion pumps have been ranked as the top devices in their categories in the KLAS report, Smart Pumps 2012: Wireless Technology and EMR Integration Report . Hospira was also recognized as the "early leader" in electronic medical record (EMR) integration with infusion pumps. The rankings are based on data from customer surveys of North American hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians, and other directors and managers interacting with healthcare equipment and infrastructure solutions.
"Hospira is proud to be recognized for its advances in smart pump technology, patient safety, medication delivery and caregiver efficiency," said Thomas Moore, president, United States, Hospira. "As the leader in infusion technologies and I.V. clinical integration (I.V.C.I), Hospira focuses on delivering quality technology and services to our customers across our entire smart pump offering."
The Symbiq infusion device, considered the leader in its market segment, scored the highest overall performance rating (81.7) for large volume pumps (LVPs). LifeCare PCA, also deemed a leading pump, scored the highest overall performance rating for patient-controlled analgesia pumps (PCAs) with a score of 81.1.
The Symbiq infusion system is a technologically advanced infusion device with clinician-friendly features designed to help improve workflow and decrease medication errors. With Hospira MedNet™ safety software built into the device, Symbiq was the first general infusion system developed to provide additional medication-error protection by requiring users to select a drug library entry from the safety software for all drug delivery programs. Due to its highly sophisticated technology, Symbiq is one of the first devices to achieve I.V.C.I. of infusion pumps with EMRs.To learn how WellSpan Health is using I.V.C.I. with full auto-programming technology to advance its focus on providing exceptional care, view this video: I.V. Clinical Integration: WellSpan Health. The Symbiq infusion device was the only smart pump with a significant score increase in the past year, as all measured areas saw increased satisfaction. The KLAS smart pump 2012 report praised Symbiq for newer, more advanced technology. Symbiq infusion pumps have the highest-reported safety software drug library compliance among LVPs, at 93 percent.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
24/7 market commentary from Jim Cramer and 20+ veteran Wall Street gurus. Get access to the latest trading ideas on stocks, options, and ETFs as well as a real-time forum to see the pros exchanging their investment ideas.
- Jim Cramer + 20 Wall Street pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Real-time trading forum
- Actionable trade ideas
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV